How To Soften The Look Of Harsh Regrowth

April 04, 2020 2 min read

When foils or highlights grow out, you can be left a pretty harsh contrast between your natural roots and your blonde. An easy way to soften this look, without the use of bleach is a Base Break!



WHAT IS A BASE BREAK?
A base break is the process of slightly lifting the natural roots to soften the harsh line between blonde and natural roots. This process uses permanent colour and 20 vol developer. These two products combined give 1-2 levels of lift.

As this process doesnt use bleach, it promotes healthy hair as it gives the hair a break from lightening!



HOW DO I DO A BASE BREAK?
For a base break, choose a colour 1-2 levels lighter than your natural root and mix with a 20 vol developer. Apply your mixture to your natural roots quickly, as you don't want this mixture to sit on the hair for long. Aim for 2-5 minutes for application time.

Allow the hair to process for 10 minutes. It's important not to leave this mixture on for too long, as you can expose too much of the underlying pigment and end up with a warm result.

Wash out and enjoy your softened roots!


BASE BREAK FORMULAS
First, work out the current level of your roots. Levels just refer to how dark or light your hair is.

Now, use the product recommendations below! These formulas will make your hair one level lighter, which will soften the look of your regrowth and remove any harsh lines between your roots and your highlights.

Level 5 Roots:
Wella Colour Charm 6AA & Wella Colour Charm 20 Vol Developer
Fanola Oro Therapy 6.1 & Fanola Oro Gold 20 Vol Developer

Level 5/6 Roots:
Wella Colour Charm 7AA & Wella Colour Charm 20 Vol Developer
Fanola Oro Therapy 7.1 & Fanola Oro Gold 20 Vol Developer

Level 6/7 Roots:
Wella Colour Charm 8A & Wella Colour Charm 20 Vol Developer
Fanola Oro Therapy 8.1 & Fanola Oro Gold 20 Vol Developer

Level 7/8 Roots:
Wella Colour Charm 9A & Wella Colour Charm 20 Vol Developer
Fanola Oro Therapy 9.1 & Fanola Oro Gold 20 Vol Developer


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Hair Advice

Does my hair need a protein treatment?
Does my hair need a protein treatment?

August 10, 2020 1 min read

Fanola No Orange Shampoo: Before and After
Fanola No Orange Shampoo: Before and After

August 05, 2020 1 min read

I used the Fanola No Orange Shampoo on this orange hair extension to show you just how amazing this product is at removing unwanted brassiness and orange tones.
COMPLETE GUIDE: Lightening and Colouring Your Hair At Home
COMPLETE GUIDE: Lightening and Colouring Your Hair At Home

March 28, 2020 4 min read

Join the VIP Club